One of these days I'll write an article with links and pretty pictures about this but for now I'll just rant with some passion.
I've said it before and I will say it again, flying the Canadian flag inverted is pathetic and spits in the very face of our veterans and the democracy you claim to want.
A comment reads: "It’s meant to be a sign of a country in distress and not a sign of disrespect."
yeah but in reality today it's a bs exploitation of a scene from a movie where even the lead character couldn't be so disrespectful to his nation to hang it upside down. No one has actually done that in over 100 years and then it was during a war and utter collapse of nation not a pathetic attempt by some guy stuck living in his mom's basement to get their 15 minutes of fame on YouTube.
In Canadian terms it is implying that our government has fallen to tyranny and you're basically calling out for help from a third party to come and assist. In our modern system this would be openly inviting the UN to step in and take over control to restore order. Since we know their mandate now is to do the opposite then anyone flying the flag upside down is basically asking for the collapse of our "failed" sovereignty and not restoration to order. Our system of government is neither in distress nor failing. Idiots keep voting in idiots who exploit legally our functioning democratic system.
Our nation is not failing nor is it in democratic distress we just have a lot of idiots who are allowed to vote and common sense people who are ignorant and complacent in their voting. Yes I'm very passionate about this disrespect (not historical once US symbol of distress).
What does flying the flag upside down really mean in Canada?
It means you are content to sit on your butts watching reality television bitching and moaning about the latest stupid thing the Prime Minister has done. Less and less of you will vote with your conscience in the next election and instead vote for 'the other guy' in a psychotic flip flopping between red and blue (which in reality are the same thing). Fewer still with be the number of people reading this who will ever stand up and run for office to speak for that democracy we claim to hold so close to your hearts. While pretty much none of you (including myself) would willingly take up arms to fight for the democracy and freedom that our proud Canadian flag represents.
If you are not willing to take real action yourself (and I do not mean Likes or Tweets or hashtags or signing yet another useless petition that will never see the inside of the House of Commons) then our nation truly is lost and the UN should just come in take over and close the history books on Canada.
And our veterans living here in Canada would never disrespect the flag in this way. I thought I was alone in this, since so many people "think" they know everything. So I decided to do a websearch right now and it took all of 3 seconds to find this article https://www.caledonenterprise.com/opinion-story/6063222-no-honour-in-flying-canadian-flag-upside-down/ written by a nice female who likely voted Liberal in the last election because Justin is just so handsome and dreamy :/
oh look, I found the opinion of a few actual veterans on this and an entitled Millennial who claims his personal rights trump the meaning for millions of Canadians https://toronto.citynews.ca/2016/07/20/caledon-man-angers-veterans-by-flying-canadian-flags-upside-down/
hell even the AMERICANS understand! https://www.vicnews.com/news/damaged-upside-down-canada-flag-in-sidney-sparks-outrage-from-american-visitor/
some ex-pat from Ontario living in Australia sent me this screenshot. I guarantee you he doesn't have a Canadian flag flying outside his house beneath the Australian one. I flew my Canadian flag in Ohio below the US flag for the 8 years I lived in the US. Ironically on a street with over 40 homes in the oh-so-show-our-national-pride country of the United States I (a Canadian) was one of only THREE on the street displaying a US flag.
This website section uses a lot of satire and sarcasm to get points across. if you don't like it why are you reading this website at all?